An Oregon 1st-grader was suspended this week for drawing a stick figure performing an act of violence upon another stick figure. I don't know how he got off with such a slap on the wrist, but both stick figures were White so I guess it can't be prosecuted as a hate crime. Nevertheless, the whole ordeal has the Reich-wingers throwing their predictable tantrums. It's an example, they claim, of political correctness gone amuck, and a public educational system that has surrendered common sense to hysteria. But as usual, they've missed the point entirely.
The child's crude sketch is merely a symptom of his psychosis - the beginning stages of his spiraling descent into madness. Today he's simply scribbling with his pencil, but tomorrow he'll be adding color to his violent imagery with Crayola crayons. From there he'll progress to magic markers, then expensive technical pens, and possibly even an airbrush purchased through the Art Show Loophole. Then one day we'll read in the papers about the stash of illegal art supplies the authorities found in his bedroom, but by then it will be too late. He'll already have a career in the comic book industry.
The poor boy's mother and father may not have the necessary parenting skills to chemically lobotomize him before he can do himself serious harm, but the school district has the safety of their students to consider.